Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín.
The Lions are thriving with confidence this season – especially after their triumph in the Super Cup – where they defeated Real Madrid in the semis, and Barcelona in the final.
They also have been one of the most competitive and spirited teams in the whole of Spain in the last several years, and they are once again on the cusp of another major trophy as they try to secure a berth to the semis of the Copa.
The fact that Real and Atleti are already out of the contest will be their star attraction.
Meanwhile, the Heliopolitans are also one of the most impressive teams of the Spanish top flight. They are currently placed seventh in the La Liga table, and importantly have been in terrific form lately. They have also been scoring in plenty in the process.
Moreover, a huge chunk of h2h encounters in the past also had goals in plenty.
Likely, expect a goal-fest between these two in-form teams, as they fight it out for a ticket to the semis.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The past three match-ups alone had ten goals between them.
- Only once have the Basque Nation failed to find the back of the net in the previous 14 meetings.
- The guests had scored two or more goals in the past three clashes at this stadium.
- The hosts have failed to score just twice at this ground in the former ten encounters.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are unbeaten in their eight previous games, and had won six of their past seven match-ups as well. They had also scored two or more goals in six of their former seven fixtures.
At home, they are also on a six-game unbeaten run, and had failed to score here just thrice after 2019.
On the other hand, their opposite number had won five of their past six matches, and in the process, had defeated both Real Madrid, and Barcelona. Going on, they are on a scoring streak of ten away fixtures, and had won four of their past five games as well.
In addition, most h2h meetings over the years have also had goals in huge numbers, and especially the ones at this venue.
Considering these stats, expect a goal-fest this Thursday at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.
Real Betis vs Athletic Bilbao: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).